Mermen Live at Slim's on 2002-01-05
To Be Naked and French Is Always Hard
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Here Kitty Kitty
Silly Elephant Who Stomped to Tea
Be My Noir -->
Jack the Ripper
Within You Without You * -->
Burn * -->
Unto the Resplendent *
Jungle Rot *
Emmylou Rides Clarence West and Then South
Splashing with the Mermaid
White Trash Raga * -->
The Whales *
E1: Blue Xoam
E2: With No Definite Future...
Comment: El Destroyo (with Sigemi Komiyama from the Shi-Tones) opened.
Lineup: Jim Thomas guitar, Jennifer Burnes bass, Martyn Jones drums. % - with Ken Wills on percussion.
Subject: Amazing show
Subject: Something Special
Subject: I like this band a lot.
Basically invented by Dick Dale, the Surf Sound has grown up and raised some new sounds of its own, but this is really well done back-to-the-roots music right here.
Don't browse any further if you are looking for the kind of sound that INSPIRED the beach boys and a whole generation of surfers and beyond.
This is genuine original americana of today with a that thrilling flavor of yesterday, and no unpleasant aftertaste.
You could probably play this on a loop in your surfboard shop and boost sales and traffic 10%...
...the commercial world fell head-over-heels with this sound, inspiring fashion trends, clothing lines, television shows and anything else to exploit the popularity of this unique west-coast sound... it's been so copied that it seems cliche unless done really well.
The Mermen do it really really well.
Subject: Fan favorite sequence